tempest in a teacup

the pointless musings of a strange recluse

“I used to rule the world…”

I could say much about what I think of King of Fighters XII (and indeed, I have, multiple times), but if anything the most telling thing about the game is the complete lack of high-level match videos in spite of the game having come out more than two weeks ago. We got a couple of batches of videos out of Portland where the game first showed up, and a small set of lousy videos off Nicodouga, and since then, nothing.

I mean, even bad games like SvC Chaos and KOF2003 had tons of videos in the weeks immediately after their release. On top of that, if you check the tournaments of places like A-cho, TRF and Game41, there are no KOF XII events scheduled at all (and if you look at TRF they in fact have regular Hokuto no Ken tournaments, and that’s a game that’s basically retarded at high level).

If anything all signs are pointing to a complete lack of interest in the game (moreso than usual for a new KOF game, at least), and part of me can’t help but think that someone at least should have seen that coming.

(Before you ask, I’m still getting the PS3 version along with BlazBlue, if only because they’ll look nice on my HDTV)


3 Responses to ““I used to rule the world…””

  1. xephyris says:

    At the Taito nearby we have almost constant competition in the 2 Blazblue cabinets, and usually about half of the 6 or so SF4 cabinets. The single KOF12 cab, however, generally has a person trying it out, or is in attract mode.

    Hey, at least the nice opening sequence is fun watching between rounds of Blazblue.

  2. Rex Dart says:

    I really like the game, but that’s just me.

  3. Gunsmith says:

    nobody plays BB here. Heh

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